Issue No.183 // 17 March 2009
New shop for top cops
Copyright: Wade Zimmerman

LAPD Headquarters nears completion

A new headquarters facility for the Los Angeles Police Department is set to open this summer. Designed by AECOM (formerly DMJM) in joint venture with Roth + Sheppard Architects, the new 11-storey, 500,000 square foot building occupies an important civic block in downtown LA across the street from City Hall and near the Los Angeles Times and new Caltrans buildings.
The project provides for a main police administration building and public plaza with below grade parking for 300 cars and an off-site vehicle maintenance garage and fueling station with parking for 800 vehicles. The design challenge was to meet the functional needs and rigorous security requirements of one of the busiest police stations......more

New life for Neues Museum
David Chipperfield Architects revive Berlin's destroyed Neues Museum: After more than ten years of intensive work, the completion of the rebuilt Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island was celebrated on March 5th in an official ceremony. Built......more

Paris 24/7
Foster+Partners announce design for bustling new district in French capital: Hermitage Plaza will create a new community to the east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, that extends down to the river Seine with cafés, shops and a sunny public plaza at its......more

Step up for Madrid architecture
Commercial building innovation dominates in Madrid's Las Tablas: Rafael de la-Hoz was presented with the strategic challenge of designing a campus to house 14,000 employees of Telefonica, the third largest telecommunications company in the world......more

Bodø Kulturhus design decided
drdharchitects win international competition for cultural precinct on Bodø's banks: drdharchitects has won first place in the international competition to design a new library and concert hall in Bodø, Norway. The Bodø Kulturhus and Library will consist......more

Five fight for Human Rights
Finalists announced for Center for Civil and Human Rights: The Center for Civil & Human Rights (CCHR) announced its selection of five architectural firms as finalists in the competition to design the new $125 million center to be located in Downtown......more

The Make-ing of Nottingham Uni
Make wins University of Nottingham competition: Make architects has won a competition to design a new building for The University of Nottingham’s agricultural campus at Sutton Bonington. The landmark building, with a value of £5million, is the first......more

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